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Plans Examiner - January/February 2016 Issue

The Plans Examiner 2016 - January/February Issue

  • Landlord Training Recap

    The 2015-2016 series of the City of Portland’s Landlord Training Program marks the sixteenth training series coordinated by the City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services, Neighborhood Inspections Team.

  • New Accessory Structure Zoning Code Regulations

    On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Portland City Council approved changes to City of Portland Title 33, Portland Zoning Code as part of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Regulatory Improvement Program, Accessory Structures Project.

  • BDS Budget Update

    BDS Administrative and Finance staff are in high gear as we prepare our fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 Requested Budget and our updated 5-Year Financial Plan for submission on February 1, 2016.

  • Strategic Plan Update

    To help BDS employees as well as customers and stakeholders re-engage with the strategic plan, we will be re-forming groups that worked on each of the plan’s focus areas and seeking input from our key advisory groups. We intend to formally launch the strategic plan in this Spring.

  • Bureau Assessment Update

    In late November 2015, the BDS Organizational Assessment Report from the Coraggio Group, a Portland-based consulting firm, was provided to BDS. The assessment was started in Spring 2015, and the report reflects several months of work by the consultants in assessing the bureau’s health, culture, and organizational structure.

  • BDS Business Continuity Plan

    The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Business Continuity Plan provides direction and guidelines to the bureau in order to respond in a prudent and timely way to significant, persistent financial downturns.

  • DRAC Happenings

    November 2015, December 2015 meeting highlights and DRAC Membership Updates

  • BDS Chief Inspector Assignments

    The Inspection Services Division is pleased to share some great news. Effective Thursday, January 14, 2016, we are reinstituting our Chief Electrical Inspector and Chief Plumbing Inspector assignments!

  • Updates to BDS Webpages and Informational Documents

    BDS webpages, applications and handouts, and code and program guides.

  • Fix-It Fair 2016 Season

    The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources.

  • The Urban Forestry Commission meets on amendments to Title 11

    The Urban Forestry Commission will hear proposed amendments to Title 11, Trees, regarding tree preservation in development situations on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500B.

  • Bureau of Environmental Services Announcements

    Policy Update and New Staff Announcment from The Bureau of Envronmental Services

  • Holiday Closure: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2016

    Recognizing our business and community partners’ reliance on the services and resources we provide, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is providing advance notice of an upcoming Holiday closure.